Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital celebrating 165 years

Date: Wednesday 3rd of April 2019
Start Time: 5pm to 9pm

The Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital will be celebrating 165 years on Wednesday 3rd April with an event held from 5pm to 9pm in the East Atrium and Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.


Activities from 5pm in the East Atrium (all welcome)

  • Face painting: Physios from JLCH
  • Dieticians activity stand
  • Play specialists
  • NNUH Nurses League memorabilia
  • Historic slide show
  • Key Hole Surgery training
  • Cinderella
  • Refreshments available, Birthday Cake Cutting

6pm – Evening Musical Programme

  • The Wymondham College Jazz Quintet
  • The Norfolk & Norwich Hospital Choir
  • Andrea Ferguson – Soprano
    • Porgi Amor – from The Marriage of Figaro – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    • Love Makes Fools of Us All – as sung by ‘Jenny Lind’ from the musical Barnum
    • When You Wish Upon A Star – from Walt Disney’s Pinocchio

7pm – Talks/presentations in the Benjamin Gooch Lecture Theatre

  • The Swedish Nightingale: Richard England, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
  • The History of ‘The Jenny’: Bruce Lindsay, Retired UEA Nursing Lecturer and Historian
  • The Future of The Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital: Mary-Anne Morris, Consultant Paediatrician and Chief of Service for Paediatrics

9pm – close

The event will celebrate the life of Swedish Opera Singer Jenny Lind and her role in founding the Children’s Hospital.  You will also be able to find out more about the present day services for children and families.  There will be live music and refreshments.  For more information, email